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A Description of Hosting Reseller Business

The World Wide Web is a vital part of everybody's everyday life. Everybody would like to create their very own personal web portal, whether for pleasure, for socialization or commercial purposes. The hosting business niche is blossoming. Why don't you get a piece of the pie yourself?

How did it all commence?

This is how my wish to be a web hosting reseller was conceived. Perchance it was the same thought that also impelled the first pioneering reseller web hosting distributors to furnish such kind of hosting services - to multiply their customer base and to offer other persons an opportunity to earn some profit.

What can you offer?

The majority of the providers provide Linux-based hosting services. Linux is a multitasking platform, which is very suited for both dedicated web hosting and shared hosting servers. The typical hosting reseller platform that corporations offer is the cPanel one, as the cPanel hosting CP user interface includes 3 access levels - root (retained for the host itself), reseller (that is where you come in) and user (for your clients). Although some do allow overselling, in most circumstances you are bound by the disk drive space and monthly traffic quota limits of your reseller hosting package. It is like a sphere, which you stuff with smaller spheres - when you have stuffed it all up, you cannot add more.

Offer VPS web server plans or dedicated web server hosting accounts

Most of the web hosting suppliers providing VPS hosting server packages and dedicated hosting server accounts do not actually object if you use the VPS web server or the dedicated hosting server to sell hosting accounts. If you decide to sell web site hosting accounts utilizing a dedicated web hosting server, you will have total control over the entire machine, the opportunity to carry out any config adjustments you prefer and the opportunity to keep track of all the hosting account owners hosted on it. The VPS hosting servers offer similar options, but in the majority of the instances you cannot make any kernel changes or modifications, which require kernel module rearrangement. The finest hosting Control Panel GUI that permits you to resell website hosting accounts availing of your dedicated or private virtual web hosting server is, again, cPanel, although you can also make use of DirectAdmin, depending on which web hosting CP GUI lives up to your preferences better.

What do you require to be a reseller?

In order to be a reseller and begin your reseller web hosting business, you require a website, an invoicing system, a merchant account with an online payment processor like PayPal, WorldPay, MoneyBookers, 2CheckOut, etc., and an SSL certificate to make certain that your clients' info is secure when they pay via your web site when purchasing a service. Popular billing platforms that you can avail of are WHMCS, AWBS and ClientExec. There is, however, one particular reseller web hosting provider I've discovered that gives you a free-of-cost reseller web hosting account with all that included in it - a ready-to-use web site, an invoicing software system and even technical support for your clients. The reseller hosting company is Resellers Panel and their hosting reseller program is unique on the marketplace, since they bill and support your customers on your behalf, and allow you to resell their web hosting services without having to purchase anything in advance yourself. Besides, they allow you to sell all their hosting products - shared website hosting solutions, Virtual Private Servers, semi-dedicated and dedicated web hosting packages. You can offer all of these to your customers via a ready-for-use site template. The profit you gain is basically the difference between their wholesale price and the price you set yourself, so all you have to do is be a good marketing tactician and earn customers. If that is a little too innovative for you, they still furnish shared cPanel reseller web hosting packages, as most reseller hosting providers do, and you can always acquire a VPS web hosting server or a dedicated web hosting server and slice it into web site hosting accounts, which you can offer yourself. The bounties included in their cPanel web hosting reseller plans will make your reseller life easier too - they provide you with ClientExec in order to charge and support your clients, an array of web site templates and even a cost-free eNom reseller account. I have been with them for a while now and I am pretty gratified, especially since they introduced datacenters in 4 countries for their shared web hosting plans - Australia, the United States, Sweden and the United Kingdom. It was a big opportunity to spread my web hosting business further, on three continents. What more could I desire?

Starter Business Corporate Enterprise
Monthly Cost $2.50
per month
$3.33
per month
$6.67
per month
$9.50
per month
Disk Space Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Server Traffic Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Domains Hosted 1 5 Unlimited Unlimited
Domains Parked Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
Email Accounts 100 500 Unlimited Unlimited
FTPs Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited Unlimited
InnoDB
Node.js Optional Optional
Memcached Optional Optional
Refund Guarantee
Service Continuity